It doesn’t have to be the end of the road for your live Christmas tree once the merry-making has ended; the trees can be recycled into mulch at one of St. Petersburg’s five brush sites.
City sanitation crews will also pick up discarded trees curbside, or in the alley, on Jan. 14. Plastic tree disposal bag should be removed and be sure to strip the tree of all decorations, lights and tree stands. Put the tree out no earlier than Jan. 13 and place the tree at least 3 feet away from trash containers.
Trees can be dropped off at one of the city's five brush cites, which are open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Brush sites are closed on New Year’s Day.
The brush sites are at 1000 62nd Ave. N.E.; 7750 26th Ave. North; 2500 26th Ave.South; 4015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. South; and 2453 20th Ave. North.
The brush sites also offer free mulch to resident.
For more information on the city's recycling program, go to http://stpete.org/brushsites.